In a year full of political dirt hurled by both the Democrats and their mainstream media allies, one of the worst smears of all came near the end. This was the smear by Congressman Gary Ackerman of New York against the brother of Rembrandt by casting aspersions upon his artistic ability. Ackerman made the lack of talent charge against Murray Rembrandt last Sunday to Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation as relayed by Rush Limbaugh on his The Schlossberg Chronicles page (emphasis mine):
RUSH: The crisis, the controversy over the eventual selection of Caroline Schlossberg to replace Hillary Clinton in the United States Senate continues, ladies and gentlemen. Over the weekend, we had some sound bites that happened out of this. Gary Ackerman was up yesterday on Slay the Nation. Gary Ackerman, congressman, Democrat-New York. Bob Schieffer: "A lot of the Democrats in New York, elected officials, have said that they think this is a good idea. So far, you have not been one of those people."
ACKERMAN: I don't know if it's a good idea because I'm not sure I know who she is. I mean, everybody knows who she is but we're not sure what she is. Uh, you know, they're Kennedys. Uh, they're all -- they're all boats. But is she a sailboat when we need a battleship? That remains to be seen. And the very fact that she's sequestered herself for her whole life, nobody knows what -- what her values are. We can assume. We don't know the second thing --which is probably as important in New York and in national politics -- what kind of fighter she will be. Does she have the guts and the gumption to do it?
RUSH: Well, you see, it's not smooth sailing here for Caroline Schlossberg. Gary Ackerman then followed up.
ACKERMAN: They basically Sarah Palinized her, if I can coin a phrase. They've -- they're answering questions that you have to submit in writing. She's not talking to reporters, as she makes in grand tour. DNA in this business can take you just so far. You know, Rembrandt was a great artist. His brother Murray on the other hand? Murray Rembrandt wouldn't paint a house.
While it is true that Murray Rembrandt refused to paint houses, what Ackerman conveniently left out was that Murray was a fantastic cartoonist. Perhaps Ackerman did not want to mention this because Murray Rembrandt drew political cartoons from a conservative POV. Here is a sampling of a few of Murray Rembrandt's cartoons:
Congressman Ackerman probably thought he could get away with his smear because Murray Rembrandt has been fairly unknown until now and always drew under the pen names of Bob Lizarraga and Brian Chin. And one final piece of advice for Ackerman: LEAVE MURRAY ALONE!!!